Movie Questions

All of my books have been at various times optioned to become movies; some have moved further in the process than others, but only The Fault in Our Stars has become a movie. It will be released on June 6, 2014 in the United States, and you can watch the trailer below:

As for the other books:

Q. Looking for Alaska movie? I can haz? Nao plz?
A. The rights to the Looking for Alaska movie are owned by Paramount, which hired Josh Schwartz to write and direct the film. Josh wrote an excellent screenplay adaptation of the book, a screenplay which I desperately loved, but there was no enthusiasm for that kind of movie at Paramount, and so far as I know, there still isn’t. Paramount will probably still own the rights to LFA when my initial readers grow up and become famous film executives; hopefully then someone will make it, hopefully with Josh’s script, which I continue to love. Anyway, it could get made at any time, but I don’t know anything more than that.

Q. Katherines movie?
A. An Abundance of Katherines was optioned by a small production company that in the end couldn’t get a movie together; we’re now working with a different production company with the hopes of setting it up somewhere, but that’s a long way off.

Q. Paper Towns movie?
A. The rights to Paper Towns were optioned by Mandate Pictures (which made Juno), and I was hired to write the screenplay. I worked hard on the script for much of 2009, but in the end Mandate didn’t feel they had the kind of screenplay they could shoot. So it goes.

Q. Will Grayson, Will Grayson?
A. WGWG has not been optioned. (To quote a real live movie producer who really said this about Will Grayson, Will Grayson, “The only thing Hollywood hates more than smart teenagers is smart, gay teenagers.” I hope Hollywood will prove this movie producer wrong someday.)

Q. I would like to audition to be in the movie of your book?
A. Should Hollywood ever greenlight any of my other books, and should there be an open casting call, I will definitely let you know on the blog and in a video and on twitter and so on. But it should be noted that I have exactly as much say in casting as you do.

Q. How much did you change in the Paper Towns screenplay?
A. A lot. (For one thing, the ending was completely different.) I’ve always believed that a movie CAN’T be faithful to a book, because a book is something that happens in conversation between a writer and a reader, whereas a movie is mostly something you look at. So, like, trying to render the people and events of a novel on screen is impossible, I think, because you’ll only end up with some poor approximation of the magic of the book. So in the end I’d rather make a good movie than a faithful one, which is what I tried to do. I wanted the ideas of the book to be preserved, but mostly I just want the movie to be good.

Q. Where should I send a screenplay to get it produced?
A. If I had a reliable answer to that question, I’d have gotten my own screenplay produced. I’m sorry to say I have absolutely no idea how one goes about submitting screenplays.

{ 204 comments… read them below or add one }

Ben June 20, 2014 at 11:26 am

Since Paramount owns LFA, you need a way to get the movie rights back and give em’ to a company with Josh’s screenplay. If Paramount just says no, you have millions of fans who would die to see LFA. Therefore you can have a protest outside of Paramount or something, resell LFA movie-rights to a reliable movie production company like Universal or 20th Fox. Paramount is depriving your millions of readers of a movie we all want to see. This is just wrong of Paramount and their CEO needs a slapping of clarification. This movie would make them big bucks and if they can’t see that than they aren’t the right company to do business with, John. As once said by Augustus Waters, we have a unwritten contract with you. And that contract states that you will not let airheads take control of the movie rights.

In conclusion, All of us must work together. We have social media so why don’t we use that to our advantage. Tweet paramount. Show them how millions want to see this movie and will pay. Protests, also. Protest the studio. Go on strike and keep people for buying tickets to the movie. Whatever it takes, don’t let them have the movie rights of your book John because it will lead LFA nowhere.


Harriet Radford June 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Hello, I just want to say I love love love all of your books. Incredible. I am soooo interested in the conversion of book to screen and it would be amazing to be part if it. As you said in your answers you will post any chances to audition for any green lighted projects. Please do that haha because i would love to have a crack at it. No but seriously it would be amazing! Go green, Haha


Michael June 25, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Please hold open calls for your movies! It’d be amazing if your fans can get involved in them. I know they aren’t yours exactly but maybe you can convince someone to have the open calls. It’d be an amazing opportunity. Please think about it!


Emma September 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm



Erinna June 26, 2014 at 4:06 am

Dear Mr Green,

Following the announcement of Sarah Polley’s adaptation of LFA, I was wondering whether or not there will there be open auditions, if so will it be possible to send in audition videos? As a Scottish nerdfighter/aspiring actress I would love to audition but would not likely be able to travel to the US for an audition.

Congratulations, I love Sarah’s films and I’m sure she will do the book justice.

a longtime nerdfighter,

Erinna Harvey-Jamieson


Aaron Raimi August 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

Mr. John Green,
I don’t even know where to start. You are a brilliant writer, my favorite to be exact, but you’ve probably heard that more times than you can count. Anyways, I just wanted to thank you. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing ‘The Fault In Our stars”. Not only did I read the book time and time again, cry like a 13 year old girl watching the movie, and deeply connect with the themes and characters, but I adapted my own monologue from the book and it has subsequently landed me numerous roles since I started acting. It was the scene in which Gus’s g tube is malfunctioning and he’s in a state of utter disgust with himself, the world, and his condition. When I read it, I just knew I had to attempt to act it out on my own. The language and grit of the scene really hit me hard because life is really really unfair sometimes and sometimes you just have to let it out in a burst of emotion. Now, I know you don’t have any power or control when it comes to castings for your books that are being turned into movies. But if there is ever a chance that you will respond to this post or if there is an opening casting call, I would jump head over heels to audition for Looking For Alaska. It is a close second for me out of your books behind The Fault, and I would be honored to even get a chance to audition for the movie. Your work is truly inspiring, not only to me but to an entire generation of admirers. Words can’t describe how much it would to me if I was even just an extra in the movie. Anyways, keep up the flawless work, the entertaining vlogs, and your vibrant personality. I can’t wait for Paper Towns!


Bridget June 26, 2014 at 10:40 am

Will there be an open casting call for “Looking for Alaska?” I’ve loved the book for so long, and am so excited that the film is finally taking off! Such a powerful story deserves a powerful film with it!


Marisol July 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Sure Donnell! Hope you could reference part of the text in a block quote and then a link back to the rest of the aitcrle. This is so search engines won’t consider it as plagiarism and it doesn’t hurt both our search engine rankings. Thanks!


Samantha Rizzo June 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

Dear John Green,
It would be amazing if you could hold open casting for the LFA movie. I absolutely love your books and as an aspiring actress I would be thrilled to audition for the film adaption of your book.I can’t wait for the movie and more books in the future.
Yours Truely,
Samantha Rizzo


Taylor Parece June 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Dear Mr. John Green,
It is in my knowledge that you are planning to make Looking For Alaska a movie. I think you shouldn’t and here are the reasons why.
That is the best book I have ever read, and let me tell you something, sir, I have read some wonderful books in my time. (In case you were wondering, it comes above Catcher in the Rye and Hamlet in my personal book list. I list those because I know those are some of your favorites).
The book isn’t meant to be a movie. That’s plain and simple. The whole point, to me, is that you can never find Alaska and to show a physical representation of her in a movie format is unjust. It’s unjust to the person I love, Alaska Young. You see, she’s more to us readers than you ever imagined. It was hard for me to understand that Shai and Ansel were going to be the Hazel and Gus and that people won’t have their own creation of them in their beautiful, individually wrapped brains. It was even harder for me to understand that Nat will be Q. Whitman is important to me in the way that a best friend would be to the other half of that relationship, and you’re selling your interpretation of Whitman to the world in a way that Whitman would hate. Whitman loves everyone and every thing, as I assume you understand, but he won’t love that.
But… Alaska? The single most important person to have ever had the chance to live (even if it’s only in your readers’ minds)? Thats not okay. I recognize the economic and social pressures you have on your plate to make a name for yourself, but you can’t do it this way.
I also empathize with the idea I know you have from viewing your videos and reading all of your books. You’re obsessed (hopefully you understand the context in which I use this word,) with making a name for yourself- for “leaving a mark” on the world. You want to be remembered and so do I, John. It’s the human condition to want to be remembered and I forgive you for this stunt that you have going here, but DUDE.
Alaksa?????? (I won’t even say “pardon my temper and informality” here. It has purpose in my scattered brain).
Do you even undertand that you created not just this literary character? You gave her the appositive of “hurricane,” but Mr. Green: YOU. CREATED. A HURRICANE! You created this chain reaction spirialing out of control with her as an epicenter. The readers who love her and empathize with her are in that wake, and you can’t just leave us out here while the movie-goers are fine with her visual interpretation. She’s important to her readers and god dammit, John Green, she’s fucking important to me.
What you need to know is that we’re all finding something, Mr. Green. We’re all tragicaly looking for something that we either can’t have, or had and fatally lost. Or, it was something we misplaced in a hotel room in the outer banks years ago (I’m not talking about virginity, in case you were wondering. but if you’d like to know some of the stories as to why Alaska is important to my friends, certain English teachers I know, and me, I would be more than happy to share them).
We’re all looking for something and reading Pudge’s tale thorugh trying and failing to find Alaska helps us to understand that somethings just are not meant to be found and some things we just can NOT physically find. Please let me stress this enough. you helped us all learn that!
I know you’ve seen the movie Stuck in Love because I know how big of a fan you are of the incredible Josh Boone. Nat’s character in that movie who’s name isn’t coming to my head clearly right now says “it’s like Moby Dick, it’s not just about one thing its about everything” while talking about It by Stephen King. Your book, Looking for Alaska, is NOT about a kid who lives in Florida, is obsessed with the last words of dead people (or dying? dying people? I’m not a good English student, sir) in Florida who moves to a boarding school in Alabama. It’s simply not. I don’t need to tell you that. It’s about grieving and finding yourself and realizing that you cannot be found until your last breath and whatever words you have, whether they are pretentious like I find Frost’s to be, or funny like the story of Jefferson and Adams, whatever the hell it is, you cannot know what your life will be like until it’s done. I’m not sure if there is a movie of Moby Dick or Lord of the Flies or any of those other books of the sort that other English Honors kids hate but I simply feed off, but can you really physically symbolize Jack from LOTF or whatever-the-fuck-that-whale’s-name-is from Moby Dick (is his name Moby? Or Dick? I was just so confused in every way while reading that) in a visual way? They’re so much MORE, Mr. Green. They’re symbols that help us really understand the story: Pure evil that humans pursue with no restraints; That one obstacle keeping you from your biggest dream. Please do yourself a favor. Do me a favor, someone who loves you more than I love myself, don’t do it. She deserves more than that. I don’t know who “she” was for you, or what your connection to her and her existence or lack-there-of is for you. I don’t know you because I can never be you, Mr. Green, but do it for whoever she is. Do it for your fans and god dammit do it for yourself. Be remembered. Be remembered as the man who stood up for what he knows to be right and didn’t make this movie a reality.

Sincerely, from someone who truly cares,
Taylor Parece.

PS: As much as I truly care, I relate far too much to movie Hazel in movie Van Houton’s movie house “DOUCHE PANTS”
PPS: sorry.


Larva September 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I couldn’t disagree with you more. Looking For Alaska will be a wonderful movie. It’ll be as great as The Fault In Our Stars was. Don’t be hating movies, yo!


Taylor Parece October 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

Oh, please understand where I’m coming from. I love the book so much, that I’m terribly upset that it’s going to be a movie. I care so much about the characters that I don’t want to lose them to hollywood production. I’m not hating, I’m just very upset.


michelle June 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm

would it be possible to audition for one of your movies?


Claire June 27, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Why did you pick Augustus to die. Why not Hazel? They both have cancer in the movie how did you make the hard choice? In the end of the movie dose Hazel die or dose she live to be strong and healthy girl and does she cure her cancer she has in the movie. Will you please make a second movie I love the first one so much!

ps- these are just questions.I am not trying to change anything about the movie or the book I love both. If you get this it would mean so much for you to respond at
thanks for your time


Abbey September 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

I don’t think Mr J Green should make a second book\movie because, it leaves us thinking about how Hazel`s life would be after Augustus died. Just like ‘An Imperial Affliction’ by Peter Van Houten, it leaves you hanging, so you can decide what will happen next.
Many thanks :)


Cameron September 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Abbey, our way of thinking is so alike. It’s crazy.


michelle June 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Dear John Green,
It would be my absolute dream to become your Alaska Young in Looking For Alaska. It is one of my favorite books and I think I found myself connecting to Alaska every so often while reading the book. I too lost a parent at a young age and I also get very upset when I forget his death anniversary.
I personally love how Alaska seems to be this girl who is full of life even though she has a lot of demons. As a teenage girl myself I can relate to that oh so very much, not only because I’m a teenager but because have demons as well. I have to deal with boys and the temptation of wanting to do all these bad things but having someone like “The Eagle” stop you from doing those things. Now I know The Eagle did not stop Alaska, the Colonel, Takumi, or Miles from doing things they shouldn’t be doing like drinking and smoking. But I get, I get why Alaska smokes, drinks, and according to the colonel, loves sex. Its because all those things feel good. Smoking relaxes you in ways that are not so easy to explain. Drinking makes you forget all the bad things and even numbs the pain at times.
I’d love to be your Alaska Young, sir. I hope you get this message and if you do please contact me via email.
Thank you for your time.


Rhoy July 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

I think you are right .. But just think of its flaws on rough roads and in cities ,in genaerl : An awful lot of tire noise ,rock-hard suspension ,a diff so tightly set that the wheels bounce while trying to park and a gearbox synchro even worse than a 30 year old Ford Granada’s .


michelle June 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Dear John Green,
It would be my absolute dream to become your Alaska Young in Looking For Alaska. It is one of my favorite books and I think I found myself connecting to Alaska every so often while reading the book. I too lost a parent at a young age and I also get very upset when I forget his death anniversary.
I personally love how Alaska seems to be this girl who is full of life even though she has a lot of demons. As a teenage girl myself I can relate to that oh so very much, not only because I’m a teenager but because have demons as well. I have to deal with boys and the temptation of wanting to do all these bad things but having someone like “The Eagle” stop you from doing those things. Now I know The Eagle did not stop Alaska, the Colonel, Takumi, or Miles from doing things they shouldn’t be doing like drinking and smoking. But I get, I get why Alaska smokes, drinks, and according to the colonel, loves sex. Its because all those things feel good. Smoking relaxes you in ways that are not so easy to explain. Drinking makes you forget all the bad things and even numbs the pain at times.
I’d love to be your Alaska Young, sir. I hope you get this message and if you do please contact me via email.
Thank you for your time.


larimar June 28, 2014 at 12:58 am

I love you so much you literally just completed my life.


Ally June 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

This might interest those of you who are desperately waiting for LFA film adaption. Enjoy. :)


riley June 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

All I have to say is f***k yeh John for Making the adaptation of looking for Alaska!!!


Torionna July 1, 2014 at 4:07 am

Dearest John Greene,
I just wanted to express my undecided feelings for the new movie adaptation of looking for alaska. I’m unfortunately not looking too forward to the movie, for I am scared it won’t be up to any of the readers standard, and also because I don’t want everyone going crazy for it. But I do want to say that I’m your Alaska Young. I’m the perfect girl that you are looking for to become the character. I think you should contact me a see a video that I made. If you don’t you could be missing the character you have been waiting for.
With the most regards,
your possible soon to be Alaska,


Salma July 2, 2014 at 3:38 am

Dear John,

Ah, it seems I’m not the only one looking to be Alaska (see what I did there?) LFA is one of my all time favorite books because of how well written it is and how in depth the characters seem to be, I related most of them to people I knew in person including calling one of my good friends “Pudge” by accident. I’m lame I know. But honestly, Alaska Young is such a vivid, daring, and bold character and if I had the opportunity to grace this particular role I would be quite elated if I must say so myself. All I’m saying is, if there does happen to be an open casting call please do let me know because I’d love to try it out! And if there isn’t one well I guess that’s poop!

Best Regards,


Emma July 2, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Dear John,

Being a young reader of yours, I had gotten really upset when I noticed something on your Tumblr. I remarked that you claimed there will be no romantic relationship between Ben and Lacey in the film adaptation you are producing, no other than Paper Towns. And I was wondering, why? Yes, there are a lot of differences between the publications of books and film adaptations of books. But, I felt that the relationship between Ben and Lacey was very prominent, especially towards the end of the book. I still will probably love the movie with all my heart without them having a relationship, although I feel it is very substantial to the plot of the book. I am sorry if I am sounding like one of your very own character, Hazel Grace Lancaster, having so many unanswered questions that even I can’t contract to this whole passage of my wondering mind about such valuable parts to the book. My psyche is just swirling with all these segmented parts of my favorite books, and I feel that if more of those segments are torn off, what will happen? I really want to be an author someday, but I have a few years left to realize the depths you’ll have to take in being an author, creating plots, receiving resentment , and much more. To include, I just wanted to say, you’re my favorite author and I’m proud to say that, not only because you are very interesting and peculiar, but you are one of my biggest idols.

One of your Biggest, Ardent Devotees,


Emma September 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I think they might not even include Lacey :( which is sad because she is a great character! I too, think their relationship is prominent :(
-Another Emma


Camila Segura July 3, 2014 at 11:13 am

Dear John,
Im really exited to finally write you , just in the same way hazel wrote to Van Houten but I know you are kind of different from him, I write from Colombia, even here your movie and your books are a hit, I have bought them all and read them, , in every book of yours I have found some lesson that really makes me changes my life, makes me think things more through and also make me cry. I recently knew you were going to adapt looking for Alaska, this book had really impress me and is the one that teach me really good lessons, I am not an professional actress, but Looking for Alaska really connect with me, so just wondering as an other fan when would you make the auditions, and can I have the possibility of being part of that incredible project (Don’t think I say all this nice stuff just for apply to a job, I REALLY LIKE YOU), just so you know you have change a piece of me and in all the possible ways I thank you for that, you have inspire me to write stories even they are not even closer to be as good as yours, but I have started with something.
I hope you read this, even if is a little long and you need to know that for me you have already defeat oblivion, because I would never forget you.

Can be Biggest, Phenomenal, Huge fan


Zi Cara July 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Well. I just want to know whether looking for Alaska will include like, very very famous actors and actresses as the film. Cos I like really enjoyed the book.


Shareydie July 5, 2014 at 12:16 am

Kaya Scodelario has to be Alaska Young, PLEASEE SHE IS PERFECT


BigFatBoobLuver September 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm



Natasha Ray July 5, 2014 at 8:16 am

I hope looking for Alaska becomes a movie, so as someone said, we all need to work together and show them how much we want a looking for Alaska movie!


Ekram Abdullahi July 6, 2014 at 2:46 am

It sucks that some of your fine work will take a time to become films. It be nice if one book, was filmed exactly by the book. As long as it’s close, I’m good. And for the cast role one, that would be nice for a lot of us.


Jessica Smidley July 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Seems as if I’m not the only person on here who wants to play Alaska, wants to have open calls for auditioning, and is concerned about bringing the story to life. I’m not going to tell you, Mr. Green, that I’m your perfect Alaska Young. I’m not going to tell you that making Looking For Alaska into a movie is risky or anything. I do hope that there are open calls for auditions, but like you said, you don’t have much control over casting. It seems that my dream of bringing Alaska to life is shared with many other nerdfighters, but I do feel as if I understand her pain. I’m not going to ask for anything, because I know there isn’t much you can do, and I don’t want to come across as desperate (all though I kinda am, oh well


Beth July 12, 2014 at 4:46 am

Hello there again,
I doubt you’ve read my other comments so sure, I’ll do my best to turn it into a question and ask it here. Do you think that the song “Cigarette Daydreams” by “Cage the Elephant” (a song which I doubt you will have heard and should definitely listen to) would be a good song for the movie adaptation of ‘Looking for Alaska’?
:) Beth


Laynie July 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

I really hope Will Grayson, Will Grayson becomes a movie. It is my absolute favorite out of all of your books.


tintin July 17, 2014 at 3:55 am

I haven’t watched TFIOS…

yet. i’m afraid I might not be satisfied with how it provided the book justice or the other way around yet I don’t wanna rely on the ones who already watched it how did the movie went. I’m not playing being a critic here, I love your works. I’m just wondering why you letting this magnificent things be adapted into movies?

P.S. Thank you for reading. I might consider watching it soon if ever you will not be able to give a reply so that I can find the answer myself. I’ll try hard not to be impartial about the answers. :)


tintin July 17, 2014 at 4:03 am

or maybe not watch the movie. I decided to be loyal with Hazel Grace and Gus being as I imagine them inside my mind from your book. Also with Q and Margo. I like you and I don’t like you at the same time I’m liking your books and not liking it in movies but I still like you, though.


Nick July 22, 2014 at 11:59 am

Taking the books and turning them into movies is a kind of theft. Books belong to their readers, but producers steal those books and mangle them into screenplays. Like you said in one of the answers to one of the questions, you can never really make a faithful book to movie transition. You lose a lot in the translation. For instance: TFiOS was pretty faithful, but it will never be the same as it was when I read it. Like you said about the covers of Paper Towns with the girl on them, it didnt matter which cover you got because they were both a kind of misimagining. Movies are taking the characters that existed in our heads and misimagining them to an “irreparably broken” extent.


Gia Hensburg July 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

Dear mr Green

I have spent my Sunday afternoon reading through all the comments on this page and I feel I would not be doing Looking For Alaska justice if I did not beg you never to allow anyone to turn it into a movie. I am not a very emotional person but this book touched me so deeply that I cried. I did not cry because Alaska dies, I cried because she, like all of us, was caught in the
Labyrinth, believing that she was broken beyond repair. I also cried because through loosing someone that he never truly found, miles discovered that he would never be irretrievably lost himself. These things can simply not be portrayed with any kind of justice in a movie. To give Alaska, Miles, The Colonel, Takumi and the rest of your characters permanent faces would make them tangible and found, and that is the exact opposite of what I feel the book is meant for. So please do me, Taylor Parece, and the rest of us who truly understand the contract between an author and his readers, a favor and never ever allow paramount or any other power hungry, soulless corporation to destroy what I’m sure you worked so hard to create. The closest you can come to escaping oblivion is to be remembered, not as the man who made millions with his books and their movies, but as the man who treasured his magnificent literary creations more than anything money could buy. That way even if you are remembered only by those who have read your books, you will live on in our memories for much longer than you would with your name at the end of the credits of a shitty film.

Yours with the utmost respect and loyalty

Gia Hensburg


Christina August 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm

I just wanted to say that I love your books and all your books that I have read have touched me in many ways. I really hope that the movies are at least half as good as your books!


Reesy August 7, 2014 at 3:57 am

Could I audition for the paper towns movie? I love to be a part of your movie because I’m a fan of your book Paper Towns. But the thing is, I’m in a different country. I’m from the Philippines. But if there are any casting auditions online, then I would be delighted. Thank you and God Bless.


talia August 8, 2014 at 2:18 am

where can i audition to be an extra in paper towns?


Taylor Chalfin August 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Mr. Green.
I am writing this in the extraordinarily amazing off-chance that you just might that you happen to read this, and for if you find yourself pondering the decision to continue reading. I would advise it so strongly as not only being a fan of your work, but asking for help on my own. If you find that you are running out of time, this is my email ( please do write me and if you please I will spill my guts to you and tell you my story and why I want to be a writer and why I need your help. If you do decide to respond to my letter, you will not only have the chance to change my life and make my dream come true, but you will live knowing that you helped a young girl fufill her life’s dream. You will have given me the chance at finding my “great perhaps”. Thank you so much for your time and possible reply.

– Taylor M. Chalfin


Meagan Harkins September 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I know this is a long-shot but you, the brilliant mind behind “Paper Towns”, taught me to regret nothing. If I don’t take this opportunity, then I will have something to regret. I know you don’t get much say but you can try. Please just hear me out.
I am a student at Lake Howell High School, in Seminole County Florida. Seminole County is located next to Orange County, where you attended Winter Park High School. My aunt was actually pretty good friends with you at Winter Park.
When I read “Paper Towns” I finally felt that somebody else in the world felt the same way I did about where I’ve grown up. The metaphor of Orlando being “a paper town, full of paper people” put my feelings into words.
I now know that other kids in Central Florida feel this way, but couldn’t explain it without the help of our friend, you. If y’all could help us with one more thing, it would give us the chance of a lifetime.
Here’s my thoughts, I’d like to think the producers would be open minded, and it might be too late, but: the name John Green will already get plenty of attention and sales. You don’t need the publicity of having Hollywood stars who most likely don’t understand what these characters are feeling. Most of these actors compose the town and society; so they can’t step back to realize it’s paper. Instead, I propose, to give the teens, who understand the characters, a chance. I am asking y’all to take the challenge and have open auditions at Central Florida High Schools and for their students only. You will get credit for taking this risk and creating stars. You will also be giving teens an opportunity whose families can’t drop everything and move to California. Movies are often full of perfect looking people that make teens feel belittled. Do something meaningful and create a real film that speaks to ordinary people.
The point of “Paper Towns” is to be real, so don’t make a paper movie. Use these students as extras or just one main character. All I’m asking of you is to practice what you have preached.
Thank you so much for your time and dedication towards the fans. I really hope you will consider and I’d greatly appreciate for you respond if you’ve read this. It would mean the world to me.

Meagan Harkins


NOT PAULA September 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm



Justine September 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Is it possible that KAYA SCODELARIO will play the part of ALASKA YOUNG?


Wilsyn Castaño September 18, 2014 at 6:26 am

Hey John! I was shocked that Cara (I don’t remember her surname XD) will be playing the role of Margo in Paper Towns. I thought it was going to be ….someone else…. But still, I hope that the movie will be awesome as the way you write the book.
Please!!! Notice me LOL!
Oh yeah! Your works are the best


Larva September 28, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Dude, I couldn’t agree more! I didn’t even know this Cara lady. She doesn’t play in much. I’m sure she will get REALLY popular now that she’s Margo :):):):):~)=)=P XD anyways… Yeah


chrstopher September 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Well Sir I’m work on a novel.That really call is,marry some else.


Caitlin Lydon September 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Hi John!!!!
So quick question, do you have an e-mail?


Hdbdnz September 28, 2014 at 11:13 pm

He doesn’t yet


Lara September 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I was married for 8years with out any child,because of this my husband start acting very strange at home,coming home late and not spending time with me any more.So i became very sad and lost in life because my doctor told me there is no way for me to get pregnant this really make life so hard for me and my sister in law told me about Prophet Osaze from the Internet,how he has helped people with this similar problem that i am going through so i contacted him and explain to him.he cast a spell and it was a miracle three days later my husband can back to apologize for all he has done and told me he is fully ready to support me in any thing i want,few month later i got pregnant and gave birth to twins (girls) we are happy with ourselves. Thanks to Prophet Osaze for saving my relationship and for also saving others too. continue your good work, If you are interested to contact him and testify this blessings like me, the great spell caster email address:”spirituallove @ hotmail. com”


Cameron September 28, 2014 at 11:12 pm

This comment isn’t just for John Green. It’s for everyone, so read it. Why are you all so afraid of having his books as movies? It will be FINE. Just shut up and RELAX. I mean, seriously, look at The Fault In Our Stars. That book was AMAZING. The movie was so close. I have to say, TFIOS was the best book movie below The Giver. I know that it said that Paper Towns will be different. I’m sure they will make it great, though. Just hold your horses, people. Looking For Alaska will also be great. Let It Snow will be great. Stop complaining and wait for it to come out. Don’t judge the movies when they aren’t even created yet! How stupid is that? Do what I do: calm down and reread the books until new ones come out. Haha, okay. Just stop complaining. It annoys the crap outa me. Have a good life everyone WHOO.



M October 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Hey John Green,
Obviously I realize this May not be the best way to contact you, but you are a very famous and very busy person. I figure you will get around to reading this eventually.
I just learned that Looking for Alaska is being made into a movie. I got super excited because that book happens to be my favorite book. It’s my favorite mostly because of Alaska.
Alaska is by far my favorite character in any book. Ever. I get her on so many levels and I thank you for putting into words everything I can’t.
I also want to ask a question. When are you going to cast her?
One of my life dreams is to be a big name actress and I don’t think I’ll ever find a character that I understand better. I’m in no means a professional actress, but I’d like a chance.
Thank you.


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SACKANDCLOTHES October 6, 2014 at 12:51 am

Apparently, John is selling his house.


Carmina Sanchez October 15, 2014 at 12:58 am

Dear Mr. Green
I would totally love if they were open auditions for the LFA movie.
That book saved my life, it’s my favorite book ever! And I would love to have an audition.

yrs, Carmina Sanchez.


Stacey October 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I love all your books so much
They have made me want to read and get excited to read
Now i don’t really watch TV but i read


Nathalia Darice October 28, 2014 at 7:52 am

Do you guys know when is going to be released the Paper Towns movie?


Cameron (AKA Silent Bob) November 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Hello! (In my best Mrs. Doubtfire voice!)

I am writing because I am a huge nerdfighter & I must voice my ideas on possible film adaptations of some of your books. Just like many of your fans, I want to see An Abundance of Katherines & Will Grayson, Will Grayson be made into movies. I see that right now, they are not in production as of yet. I’d hope that you take An Abundance of Katherines & Will Grayson, Will Grayson to either The Weinstein Company or Miramax. If you take it to either of those 2, it would be a match made in heaven. They are both great film studios that can make wonderful flms. They will be a great match with your work. I’d love to see if you could do that.

Cameron (AKA Silent Bob)


Louise November 9, 2014 at 9:19 am

I dont know if you ll see this message but here i go:
first your books are amazing especially LFA and since its turning into a movie i would like to give my opinion: the movie must be made exactly like the book,each place and charcater has to be similar as the book. About the cast i personally think that kaya is absoluetly not the right Alaska,Sasha Pieterse is better (make an open cast i suggest) and as for Lara there s only one: Ariel Winter. For the boys its easier to find them but Pudge needs to be Pudge(you know what i mean),anyways im very excited for the movie paper towns and looking for alska(with hopefully no Kaya…)
Yours truly,
One of you fans


Erik Ferney Arboleda November 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Dear Mr. Green

My name is Erik F. I have twelve years old and I love reading .

In Early February 2014 lei Under The Same star and not as reflejastes Several mutual feelings in The Book that Can witness .

Hey tried to write novels for my cousin Atehortua D. Michell , A She also likes to read ; But worked me that De Post . She was the one who told me about your wonderful book .

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I try to copy him to saver if you ever make a sequel TFIOS By That I thought it was a great book and I would like That continuace The story of Hazel Grace L. If ever hicieras The second book or any of the other, would be happy to read it .

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But you speak Spanish traducería All my posts , hope to Pass Outstanding Christmas. And if one message THIS llegás read, I would like to know that is not copy With All The Taste of the World.

Do not want to fill your electronic mail messages so this is the only post of mine ( in case you did not answer me ) .

With great admiration Erik F.


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